Category Archives: Outsourcing

Tesla–A different mix of employees compared to other car companies.

Elon Musk, the savvy CEO of Tesla Motor, has recently posted on Twitter his need for “hard-core software engineers” to work at his company.  His electric-car company is looking to add thousands of employees in coming years.  The company is … Continue reading

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An update on required ‘Conflict’ Metals reporting…

Companies Detail Use of ‘Conflict’ Metals First Reports Filed to SEC on Potential Use of Minerals From a Region of War-Torn Africa By John Kester and Maxwell Murphy June 2, 2014 7:28 p.m. ET A dozen companies including Google Inc., … Continue reading

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Factoryless Goods Producers–Should They Be Categorized As Manufacturers?

Discussion Questions: Read the article carefully.  What’s the difference between a manufacturing and service company? Well, what do you think?  Should a company that designs a product, potentially buys the materials, and sells the product, but does not actually make … Continue reading

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